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Apr 6, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – New human cases of H5N1 avian influenza were reported in Cambodia and Egypt today, while Indonesian officials, according to one news service, said they would not resume sharing H5N1 virus samples unless vaccine manufacturers promise to provide the country with free pandemic flu vaccines.Cambodia reported that a 13-year-old girl died of H5N1 infection yesterday, marking the country’s seventh case and the first one this year, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).The girl was from Ponhea Kreak district in Kampong Cham province, which borders Vietnam, according to a report from the Chinese news service Xinhua. She became ill Apr 2 with a fever and diarrhea and was hospitalized the next day, the story said. Her case was confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.In Egypt, the official news agency, MENA, reported today that a 2-year-old girl tested positive for H5N1 infection, according to an AFP report. The girl, from Minya governorate, south of Cairo, was hospitalized Apr 4 with a high fever, a health ministry spokesman said. She was treated with oseltamivir and was in stable condition, the story said.The patient had been in contact with birds suspected of infection with H5N1, AFP reported.In Indonesia, a 15-year-old girl whose H5N1 case was reported earlier died yesterday in Jakarta, according to AFP. The national avian flu information center said she was the 73rd Indonesian to die of the disease.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized only 81 cases and 63 deaths in Indonesia. The agency stopped recording Indonesian cases after the country announced in early February that it had stopped sharing H5N1 virus samples with the WHO on the ground that drug companies were using them to make vaccines that poor countries couldn’t afford. Since Jan 29, Indonesia has reported at least 11 cases that have not been registered by the WHO.After a conference with the WHO and other Southeast Asian countries Mar 26 and 27, Indonesia promised to resume sharing samples immediately, while the WHO vowed to develop new guidelines for the sharing of virus samples. The rules were to be debated at the World Health Assembly in May, officials said.Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported that Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said the country would resume sharing samples “only after the WHO helps Indonesia negotiate free supplies of pandemic-flu shots and money to build vaccine plants.” The requirement would be a first, the story said.Indonesia is demanding compensation from drug manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis in particular, the story said. A GSK spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the company’s chief executive, Jean-Pierre Garnier, would meet with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan today to discuss the dispute.David Heymann, the WHO’s assistant director-general for communicable diseases, said the new rules may require the WHO to disclose for the first time which companies use the viruses to make vaccines, according to Bloomberg. Heymann said the WHO would ask vaccine makers to provide free vaccine for use by poor countries.The WHO will meet with Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, and other drug companies Apr 25 to urge cooperation with the new rules.Indonesia announced in February it had a tentative agreement with Baxter International, based in Deerfield, Ill., to share viruses in exchange for vaccine or help in building vaccine-making facilities. Triono Soendoro, head of flu research for the Indonesian health ministry, said the country is discussing similar deals with at least seven companies, the Bloomberg story said.See also:Mar 27 CIDRAP News story “WHO, Indonesia reach accord on virus sharing”
Multiple Counties· Armstrong Conservation District, Excitation emission matrix analysis water quality testing in Armstrong and Indiana Counties, $7,839· Cooks Creek Watershed Association, Watershed Implementation Plan, $39,080· Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council, Agricultural best management practices on nine farms, $181,352· Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, CREP Outreach Program Office, $382,355· Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, Lake best management practices phase 3, $103,068· Stroud Water Research Center, Healthy Soils, Healthy Streams training and technical assistance, $336,630· Trout Unlimited, Nonpoint Source Technical Assistance Program, $191,300· Villanova University, Impact of nutrient and fine sediment accumulation and distribution on stormwater rain garden performance study, $244,937· Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Quick Response 8: Timely repair projects to prevent environmental degradation or costly repairs, $100,000· Wildlands Conservancy, Implementing high priority stream restoration in the Lehigh Watershed, $138,039 Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 106 projects to clean up local waters statewide, benefiting hundreds of communities, have been selected to receive funding through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Growing Greener program.“These grant projects represent important opportunities for citizen and community engagement in local water cleanup around the commonwealth. The vitally important roster of local governments and nonprofit organizations who willingly tackle them is a great representation of our spirit of partnership,” said Governor Wolf. “Their efforts are invaluable investments in our public health, the vitality of our communities, and the quality of our environment in Pennsylvania.”Growing Greener grants will go to 106 projects. Fifty-one are in Pennsylvania’s part (43 counties) of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, reflecting part of the ramped-up state and federal funding commitment to Pennsylvania’s federal mandate to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution in the watershed.Fifty-five Growing Greener projects are in the 24 counties beyond the watershed. Together, all projects will receive just over $20.7 million.“There’s no magic wand to wave to clean up all of Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers at once. Reducing acid mine drainage, nutrients, sediment, and other pollutants requires countless strategic, collaborative community efforts at the creek, river, lake, and watershed levels. Achieving a collective impact is the essential role Growing Greener projects play,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.The Growing Greener grant program–the largest single investment of state funds to address Pennsylvania’s environmental challenges–is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees. Since it was launched in 1999, the Growing Greener program has provided more than $296 million to environmental projects statewide.GRANT AWARDS BY COUNTY:Allegheny· Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Pinkertons Run acid mine drainage treatment and streambank stabilization, $318,672· Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, Larimer/East Liberty Park green infrastructure, $60,000· Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Deer Creek stream restoration, $38,642Armstrong· Armstrong County Conservation District, Pine Run stream restoration, $59,889; Agricultural best management practices to reduce sediment and nutrient loads to Spra Run, $110,096· Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Buffalo Creek stream restoration, $73,995Berks · Berks County Conservation District, County agricultural best management practices implementation, $231,486Bucks· Bucks County Conservation District, Dimple Creek Watershed water chestnut management project, $95,385· Carversville Farm Foundation, Carversville farm stream restoration, $60,904· Middletown Township, Sediment reduction initiative to retrofit five stormwater basins, $175,000· Warrington Township, Naturalizing the detention basin at Folly and Pickertown Roads, $16,515Butler· Stream Restoration Incorporated, Slippery Rock Stream bioengineering, $125,450Carbon· Carbon County Conservation District, Nesquehoning Creek stabilization phase 3, $215,000Chester· Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Plum Run Watershed Renaissance Initiative, $150,000· Kennett Area Park Authority, Red Clay/Nixon Park stream restoration, $77,500· New Garden Township, Bucktoe Creek stream restoration, $36,000· Open Land Conservancy of Chester County, Design and installation of stormwater best management practice in Airdrie Preserve, $52,360· Uwchlan Township, Ludwig’s Run stormwater basins retrofit, $90,775· Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Wilson Run stream restoration, $130,812Crawford· Crawford County Conservation District, Agricultural Best Management Practice Cost Share Program, $263,343; Little Sugar Creek streambank stabilization, $79,368Delaware · Borough of Media, Bioretention and infiltration best management practices, $163,050Erie · Environment Erie, Begin ANEW stormwater education and management, $55,556; Service Learning Projects, $36,650Greene · Greene County Conservation District, Browns Creek stabilization/best management practice implementation, $207,484Indiana · Indiana County Conservation District, McKee Run streambank stabilization, $20,494· Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Ross Run restoration phase 2, $52,193Jefferson · Jefferson County Conservation District, Pine Run agricultural best management practices implementation, $486,580Mercer· Mercer County Conservation District, Elder Run streambank stabilization, $40,247; Sandy Creek Watershed conservation project, $209,000Montgomery · Borough of Ambler, Growing Ambler Greener 2017-2020, $206,100· Upper Dublin Township, Rose Valley Creek Willowmere Study, $18,991· Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Thompson Dam alternatives analysis, $44,000· Worcester Township, Defford/Clyston Roads retrofit basin, $42,804Northampton· Northampton County, Monocacy Creek restoration at Archibald Johnston Conservation Area, $80,000Philadelphia· City of Philadelphia, Philly Tree Canopy (Renew Philly Trees), $250,000Venango· Scrubgrass Creek Watershed Association, Restoration of Upper Scrubgrass Creek phase 2, $147,418Warren· Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Brokenstraw Watershed improvement phase 2, $96,072Washington· Washington County Conservation District, Covered Bridge Meadow agricultural best management practices, $36,683Wayne· Equinunk Watershed Alliance, Equinunk Area Watershed Management Plan, $50,000· Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, Stormwater structure installation at Deerfield Lake, $123,910Westmoreland · Jacobs Creek Watershed Association, Route 31 green infrastructure urban stormwater best management practices, $350,000· Sewickley Creek Watershed Association, Lowber treatment system iron sludge management, $171,725· Westmoreland County Conservation District, Murrysville stormwater basin retrofits, $64,620; Vandergrift CBD stormwater management phase 2, $5,000 Governor Wolf Approves 106 Local Water Clean Up Projects Statewide Multiple Counties or Regions· Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Prioritizing forested buffer investments, $629,557· Columbia County Conservation District, Multicounty soil health project, $409,465· Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Applied agroforestry education, $46,200· National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Pennsylvania-NFWF Agricultural Conservation Collaborative, $550,000· Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, Focused sediment reduction in Chesapeake Bay, $425,000· Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, TreeVitalize XIII, $100,000Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Chesapeake Bay Conservation Easement Incentive Project, $379,000; Juniata best management practices implementation/technical assistance, $194,770For more information on DEP or the Growing Greener Program, visit www.dep.pa.gov. December 07, 2017 Pennsylvania Counties in the Chesapeake Bay WatershedBedford· Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Bobs Creek erosion/sediment reduction, $46,572Berks · Berks County Conservation District, Creekside Stables erosion best management practices, $50,033; Dennis Bross Farm best management practices, $306,551Blair· The Trust for Tomorrow, Freedom Township stream restoration project, $57,801Bradford · Bradford County Commissioners, Bradford County sediment and nutrient reduction initiative, $220,000· Sugar Creek Watershed Association, Browns Creek stream corridor restoration, $68,000Cambria· Cambria County Conservation District, Glendale Lake shoreline stabilization project phase 5, $167,618; Northern Cambria flood control restoration project phase 2, $29,838Centre· Centre County Conservation District, Reducing pollution loads from Centre County farms, $702,147· Penns Valley Conservation Association, Upper Penns Valley streambank best management practices, $65,911Cumberland· Cumberland County Conservation District, Agricultural best management practices, $289,813Dauphin· Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Paxtang Parkway Watershed restoration and management, $421,200Huntingdon· The Trust for Tomorrow, Brown Farm Stream Restoration Phase 2, $182,866; Peachy and Brown Farms Stream Restoration, $249,194Indiana · Cambria County Conservation District, Cherry Tree flood control restoration phase 2, $70,701Juniata· Juniata County Conservation District, Lost Creek restoration phase 2, $116,028Lackawanna· Throop Borough, Sulphur Creek restoration, $280,000Lancaster· Borough of Ephrata, Ephrata Wastewater Treatment Plant stormwater management improvements, $85,033· City of Lancaster, Long’s Park stormwater mitigation, $500,000Luzerne· Dallas Township, Toby Creek streambank stabilization and stormwater enhancement design, $36,550· Harvey’s Lake Borough, Eradication/control program for Hydrilla in Harvey’s Lake, $208,870· Luzerne County Conservation District, 2016 Agricultural best management practice projects, $318,000; Nescopeck Creek Watershed restoration efforts, $140,000Lycoming· Lycoming County Conservation District, Agricultural and streambank best management practices, $214,984Montour· Montour County Conservation District, Chillisquaque Creek/Limestone Run restoration, $746,713Potter· Potter County Conservation District, Potter County streambank stabilization, $20,050· Trout Unlimited, Kettle Creek nonpoint source sediment reduction, $32,100Schuylkill County· Schuylkill Conservation District, Good Spring Creek floodplain restoration phase 1, $230,000; Swatara Creek floodplain restoration phase 1, $2,991,000Snyder· Snyder County Conservation District, Snook barnyard improvement – lower lot, $163,840Susquehanna· Susquehanna County Conservation District, Countywide spring developments, $71,808; Priority watershed spring developments, $32,651; Meshoppen Watershed barnyards, $38,328; Tunkhannock Creek Watershed barnyards, $170,000; Wyalusing Watershed barnyards, $180,000Tioga· Tioga County Conservation District, Marsh Creek Watershed improvement, $60,389Wyoming · Lake Carey Welfare Association, Nutrient inactivation of phosphorous in Lake Carey, $69,210· Wyoming County Conservation District, Freeman Farm manure and wastewater handling and storage, $134,650York· American Rivers, Inc., Removal of Kehm Dam and wetland and riparian buffer development, $219,632· Hallam Borough, Unnamed tributary to Kreutz Creek stream restoration, $80,000· Jackson Township, Jackson Township Community Park stream restoration, $190,000· Wrightsville Borough, Wrightsville green infrastructure plan, $356,350 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
* services, facilities and things todo Designed to accommodate 1.2 millionpassengers a year over a decade ago, it is poised for expansion as it nowserves 2.4 million passengers annually. * customer service * food options “I-check nila if na pa-early, delayed or cancelled ang flights nila para wala sang hassle,” said Palma. Classified as an internationalairport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas andthe island of Panay to be built to international standards, and it is alsoconsidered to be the primary gateway into the region. It opened to commercialtraffic on June 14, 2007. CAAP issued the announcement on theshutdown early so that passengers with scheduled Dec. 14 flights could makearrangements with their airlines ahead of time. ILOILO City – Are authorities ready torespond to a terrorist attack at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo? The Iloilo Airport has one primary2,500-meter runway 45 meters wide. It can support wide-bodied aircraft such asthe Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350 XWB, Boeing 777(with reduced payloadfor the -300 series or -200 series), Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Antonov An-124Ruslan, McDonnell Douglas MD-11and Boeing 787. For three hours on Dec. 14, from 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., the Iloilo Airport will shut down for a simulation of such anattack, specifically, bombing. It would test the skills of the responders suchas the aviation security personnel, police and military troops, and medicalteams, among others. Classified as an international airport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be built to international standards. Designed to accommodate 1.2 million passengers a year over a decade ago, it is poised for expansion as it now serves 2.4 million passengers annually. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * comfort (gate seating, rest zoneavailability, etc.) Its location on the Tomas ConfesorHighway, a major highway traversing Panay Island, makes the airport accessiblefrom all parts of Iloilo and Panay by road, while its proximity to thecurrently defunct Panay Railways network could potentially link the airport tothe rest of Panay by rail. “There will be no flights, nopassengers at the terminal,” she stressed yesterday. Runway lights and an InstrumentLanding System were installed, making the airport capable of supportinglow-visibility and night landings under any weather condition. Three jet bridges protrude from thepassenger terminal above a 48,000-square-meter apron, enabling the airport tohandle up to six aircraft simultaneously. The current airport complex consistsof a single runway, various administrative and maintenance buildings,waste-sorting and water-treatment facilities, a power-generating station, acargo terminal, and a main passenger terminal. Sleeping In Airports is a travellers’guide and resource website (sleepinginairports.net). It conducts an annualsurvey asking travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overallairport experience. * immigration / security The closure would be total, accordingto Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) Iloilo Airport actingmanager Manuela Luisa Palma, because the simulation exercise would be“full-scale.” * navigation and ease of transit As of this writing, five flights wereconfirmed to be affected by the shutdown (two for Cebu Pacific, two forPhilippine Airlines and one for Air Asia). According to Palma, this security simulation exercise is a required practiceevery other year in certified aerodromes such as the Iloilo Airport. Travellers rank their experiencesbased on the following factors: The Iloilo Airport has a13,700-square-meter main passenger terminal. It is divided into three levels:arrivals and baggage claim on the first floor, check-in on the second floor anddepartures on the third floor. The Iloilo Airport ranked 18th in the2019 Sleeping In Airports’ “Best Airports in Asia” list. Only one otherPhilippine airport made it to the list – the Mactan Cebu International Airportwhich placed 16th. * cleanliness * “sleepability”/PN
Flowers and candles are placed in front of the portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed in Iran, at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine on Jan. 11. REUTERS/VALENTYN OGIRENKO DUBAI – Iran’s admission that it shotdown a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked internationaloutrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehranand other cities. Foreign governments condemned thedowning of the plane, with Ukraine demanding compensation. Canada, Ukraine andBritain, however, called Tehran’s admission an important first step. In what President Hassan Rouhanicalled a “disastrous mistake,” Iran said on Saturday that a missile fired inerror on Jan. 8 by its air defenses while on alert after Iranian missilestrikes on United States targets in Iraq, brought down the plane. Ukraine International Airlines saidIran should have closed the airport. The carrier said it had received noindication it faced a threat and was cleared for takeoff.(Reuters)
Carl H. Thielking, age 82, of Batesville, died peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Batesville, Indiana. He was born on, June 11, 1935, at his farmhouse in Franklin County, IN. Carl is the son of Elsie (Nee: York) and John Thielking. On August 5, 1954 he married the love of his life, Alice (Nee: Jonas) Thielking. Carl had many jobs including owning a Sinclair service station, working as a part-time police officer for the city of Batesville from the 1960’s to the early 1980’s, and he retired from Hill-Rom where he worked as maintenance in the press room. Carl was most recognized for riding through town in his motor scooter, accompanied by his two dogs, Jack and Goody. He enjoyed frequent trips to Whites Sale Barn and all area flea markets and yard sales where he would collect his treasures. Carl enjoyed spending much of his time doing outdoor sports, holding a comprehensive fishing and hunting license and taking advantage of all it had to offer. Carl has been a member of the NRA and NMLRA longer than anyone can even remember. He was an avid black powder shooter at Friendship. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a 50 plus year member of the Batesville Masonic Lodge #668 F&AM. Of all of Carl’s hobbies, most importantly, he was a family man. Carl enjoyed frequent visits from his children, and 10 grandchildren. We all know his favorite visits were those of his 13 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice; daughter Ann (Robert) Wernke (Dunedin, FL); sons Jeff (Mari) Thielking (Batesville, IN) and Mitch (Mags) Thielking (Oldenburg, IN); and son-in-law Bill Kennedy (CA). He was proceeded in death by his parents; sister Mary Lou Backor; daughter Vicki Kennedy; and grandson Phillip Thielking.Visitation will be held at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M with burial immediately following as Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN with Rev. Dave Johnston officiating. Masonic service at 10:00 A.M. Memorials can be made to the Batesville Masonic Lodge #668 c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
The Manchester United skipper is close friends with the duo but their commitment to the Blues cause makes it impossible for idle chit-chat, no matter how well the fellow countrymen get on. “I never speak with an opponent before a game,” he said. “I am good friends Kolarov and Nastasic. But I don’t like to talk. I like to go there and do it. On game day I think about the game, I don’t waste energy before the game starts, otherwise you end up tired.” Press Association Fifteen points clear with seven games left, United are in the happy position of knowing even a draw would effectively clinch a record 20th championship. Yet, after Monday’s FA Cup defeat at Chelsea, a stalemate would represent a hollow victory given the championship is the only trophy available after growing hopes of a treble were ended by Real Madrid in the Champions League before Demba Ba’s stunning winner ended the dream of an alternative Wembley visit. Sir Alex Ferguson will want to get his team selection right, with many United fans believing the decision to include Park Ji-sung at the Etihad Stadium last term handed the initiative to Manchester City. It leaves the Red Devils chief facing a big call at the back given Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans all have claims on a starting berth. Vidic is in a pretty strong position given recent statistics showed he has the highest win percentage of any United player who has made more than 60 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. That figure is creeping towards 72% following Saturday’s victory at Sunderland and it is clear Vidic soaks up such facts with relish. “Now we have the opportunity to see statistics with the analyst after every game,” he said. “You can see how many tackles or headers you have won. You can look at certain things and see where you can improve. Even the passing rate, you can see the percentage you have got right. But it is not just the stats, it is the clips as well. I love to watch them. Not every player looks but you have the chance to – and I do.” Nemanja Vidic will sever all lines of communication to fellow Serbs Aleksander Kolarov and Matija Nastasic ahead of Monday’s Manchester derby.
New Delhi, July 17: The Indian hockey team’s silver medal-winning effort at the Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands, earlier this month has propelled them to the fifth spot in the world rankings, released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday.India finished runners up after losing the final to reigning world champions Australia, who meanwhile, consolidated their stay atop the world rankings.Australia (1906 points) sit 23 points ahead of second-ranked Argentina (1883) and are followed by Belgium (1709) and the Netherlands (1654). With 1484 points, India have pushed Germany (1456) to sixth from the fifth spot. Most of the teams in the top 20 are non-movers, although 18th placed Austria and 19th ranked Egypt have climbed ahead of France, who now sit in the 20th position. IANS
GUWAHATI: 2nd Division League rivals Mohammedan Sporting Club and TRAU FC will be vying for top spot in Group B as they lock horns on Friday.Although both sides are on six points and already assured of a place in the 2018 Bordoloi Trophy semi-finals after back-to-back wins over Assam Police Blues and Baarhoongkha FC respectively, still it’s a clash that will excite football fans in the region mainly because of the high intensity attacking brand of football both have adopted so far in the tournament. Also Read: Sports News